157 Things To Do in Free State

Lying between the Vaal and Orange Rivers in the heart of South Africa, the Free State is the country's "bread basket", producing over 70% of the grain on 30 000 farms. Consistently blue skies and predominantly prairie-like scenery, accented only by the odd hill and the Eastern Highlands, await the visitor in a part of the country that is imbued with a warm hospitality. From the Maluti Route that follows the Highlands across the border into Lesotho, to pretty towns like Clarens, there are a wealth of activities and breathtaking scenery. Spend time in the city of roses, fossil hunting, exploring Rock Art, or riding a steam train along the Bethlehem-Bloemfontein railway.

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Cafés & Eateries

Bon Appetit Deli & Bistro

Overnight? Stay in Clarens
Just outside the kingdom of Lesotho, and in the foothills of the magnificent Maluti Mountains, the little town of Clarens can be found. Known as the Jewel of the ...

Sports & Leisure

Rosendal Tennis Club

Overnight? Stay in Rosendal
In the heart of the eastern part of the Free State Province is the charming little town of Rosendal, known for its art community and its natural splendour. This ...

Art Galleries / Arts & Crafts

Stallery Gallery

Overnight? Stay in Rosendal
The Stallery is a fabulous spot for art-lovers that are spending some time in Rosendal. This is a small town in the eastern Free State and is acclaimed for its ...

Cycling / Sports & Leisure

Camelroc MTB Trails

Overnight? Stay in Fouriesburg
Where: in the Rooiberge of the Eastern Free State at Camelroc Guest Farm, near Fouriesburg Level: easy to technical Type of route: varied single-track with ...

Cycling / Sports & Leisure

Gariep Dam MTB Trails

Overnight? Stay in Gariep Dam
Where: Gariep Dam Forever Resorts, near Venterstad or Norvalspont Level: easy; trails for family on gravel roads Type of route: various out and back routes Best: ...

Hiking Trails / Sports & Leisure / Walks & Hiking

Boesmanskrans Hiking Trail

Overnight? Stay in Fouriesburg
Start: Boesmanskrans farm near Fouriesburg Finish: Boesmanskrans farm Duration: 10 km day trail, and a second day trail if you want to extend the hiking Fitness: ...

Cafés & Eateries

Olive Restaurant & Cafe

Overnight? Stay in Reitz
Petrus Steyn may be a small town in the relatively quiet province of the Free State but it certainly offers some lovely things to do and see for visitors to South ...

Cafés & Eateries

Truksvy

Overnight? Stay in Soutpan
Experience traditional Afrikaner hospitality in the heart of the Free State when you stop for a delicious meal or a cup of coffee at Truksvy. This little gem is ...

Cycling / Sports & Leisure

Aansluit MTB Trails

Overnight? Stay in Harrismith
Where: Aansluit Landgoed, Verkykerskop, Harrismith, Free State Level: intermediate Type of route: rolling terrain and stunning views; 30 km worth of track Best: ...

Nurseries

Sow a Seed Nursery

Overnight? Stay in Ladybrand
Ladybrand is a very small town, nestled away in the Eastern Free State Province of South Africa. It enjoys utter peace and tranquillity, as it lies under the ...

Cafés & Eateries

Bella Rosa Restaurant

Overnight? Stay in Ficksburg
The Free State Province of South Africa is a place of inordinate beauty; characterised by sandstone cliffs, rolling countryside (some grassy savannahs, some green ...

Hiking Trails

Kommandonek Hike

Overnight? Stay in Parys
Start: Kommandonek farm, just outside Parys on the Vredefort road to Schoemansdrift Finish: Kommandonek farm Duration: a leisurely day hike Fitness: moderate; ...

Family Entertainment / Farm Stalls & Markets

Hartelus Mark

Overnight? Stay in Parys
Just next to the bridge that crosses the mighty Vaal River is the inviting market called Hartelus Mark. Here, visitors and local regulars are invited to come back ...

Museums

Armour Museum

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
The Armour Museum is a military enthusiast and children’s idea of heaven. This is because most of it takes the form of an outside display of armoured fighting ...

Cafés & Eateries

Coffee Talks Cafe

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein, the city of roses, is one of the largest cities in the country. Still, it manages to maintain an authentically South African charm and warmth, despite ...

Free State as a destination

If you are considering visiting Free State or have already booked your Free State accommodation, then you are probably keen to see what activities are available and what there is to do in the area. Explore our growing selection of Things to Do in Free State, or view the events that are taking place in Free State during your stay, or suggest an activity if you come across something we've missed.

Tourist regions

Lejweleputswa, Motheo Region, Northern Free State, Thabo Mofutsanyana, Xhariep Region

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